The Producers Reviews

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Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine
May 25, 2007
Be prepared to laugh from the opening credits through the closing credits.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
December 13, 2006
Director Stroman (who also choreographed the film) has also paid tribute to the theatre by casting such stage stars as Brent Barrett, Debra Monk, Karen Ziemba and Andrea Martin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Russ Breimeier
Christianity Today
September 27, 2006
The real reason to see this film is the addition of the musical numbers -- catchy and clever songs, written in the style of classic 1950s Broadway musicals.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
Stage director Susan Stroman brings it all in, including the high spirits and naughty fun, though a few more dancers in some of the musical numbers might have filled the screen better.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle
February 21, 2006
Is it better than the stage version? Not necessarily. But this is a faithful rendition that should succeed in bringing a delightful old-fashioned crowd-pleaser to a new audience.
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
January 24, 2006
Arguably the funniest movie of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
January 19, 2006
It's a broad, slightly naughty comedy in musical form from the skewed, if not a little twisted, comic genius Mel Brooks.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Collin Souter
eFilmCritic.com
January 15, 2006
Not great, but still funnier than most other comedies released in 2005.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 11, 2006
Laugh til' you drop - the musical version of The Producers is finally here. When Mel Brooks conceived his comedy satire, the subject matter of ridiculing Hitler was brave to say the least. And nearly 40 years later, it still leaves bite marks.
Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly
January 10, 2006
Little more than the show audiences paid to see in New York.
| Original Score: 3/4
January 9, 2006
This is a very funny idea, made all the more entertaining by the actors going over the top - Ze show is unjinxable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
January 4, 2006
When it works (which is more than half the time), it's because the source material is funny and flamboyant, and the movie is competent in recreating those tones.
Brett Buckalew
FilmStew.com
January 3, 2006
Ferrell hasn't been this enjoyably nuts since Old School, proving that his real talent is as an ensemble player rather than a marquee star.
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
December 31, 2005
Finally, a Broadway gem made into a film that old-time movie musical fans like me can cheer about!
Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle
December 31, 2005
God bless Mel Brooks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
December 31, 2005
Not so much a film as an awkwardly framed souvenir of the Broadway hit musical, The Producers needs a live audience like a candle needs oxygen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
December 31, 2005
All the performers act in big, broad strokes. They create a comic world consistent in its over-the-top qualities and seem to have such a good time doing so that their zany spirit is infectious.
| Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 28, 2005
Works on its own terms and is a version of The Producers well worth having.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
December 28, 2005
'Everything is show biz, don't you know,' states Lane, and 'The Producers' evangelizes this message with fundamentalist zeal.
| Original Score: 3/4
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
December 28, 2005
A painted-pink pipe bomb of broad stereotypes that explodes with some big laughs, but takes no risks.
| Original Score: 3/4
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
March 3, 2012
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Bob Mondello
NPR.org
October 18, 2008

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December 31, 2005

Boston Phoenix
December 24, 2005
Scott A. Mantz
Entertainment Insiders
December 18, 2005
Hanh Nguyen
Zap2it.com
December 17, 2005
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